Leonhard de Patiste, a craftsman (Handwerker), settled in the Volga German colony of Louis on 14 June 1766. He married Elisabeth (surname not recorded) and they are recorded on the 1767 census of Louis in Household No. 55.
The 1767 census records that Leonhard de Patiste came from the German village of Linz. This same document also records that his new wife came from the German village of Bitsch in the region of Lothringen.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Ls44.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 93.